Last week, the Wall Street Journal published a report on the upcoming refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7, claiming that the device would launch on July 7th in South Korea. Turns out the report was in fact spot on, as a new poster released by South Korean carrier LG Uplus on Facebook confirms that the Galaxy Note 7 FE or Fan Edition will be released on July 7th.
Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note FE have started in Korea and will continue through July 6th. While the price hasn’t been confirmed by any carrier yet, the Galaxy Note FE is expected to cost KRW 700,000 (Rs.39,500 approx). Samsung will only be selling 450,000 units of the smartphone in its home country, mainly due to the fact that the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to hit the markets in about two months from now.
The Galaxy Note FE will be identical to the Galaxy Note 7 in most areas, except for the battery size. While the Galaxy Note 7 came with a 3500mAh capacity battery inside, Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Note FE with a smaller 3200mAh capacity battery. As far as rest of the hardware specs go, the Galaxy Note FE will be identical to the Galaxy Note 7. It will feature a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 Quad HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. Powering the handset will be Samsung’s in-house developed Exynos 8890 octa-core chipset with the Mali-T880 MP12 GPU.
In the memory department, the Galaxy Note FE will include 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of UFS 2.0 onboard memory. At the back will be a 12MP snapper with Dual Pixel autofocus tech, optical image stabilization, and an f/1.7 aperture lens. On the front the Galaxy Note FE will include a 5MP unit with an f/1.7 aperture lens and Auto HDR support. Some of the other hardware highlights include an iris scanner, front-mounted fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, fast wired + wireless charging, IP68 dust and water resistance certification, and a USB 3.1 Type-C connector.
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